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Old 01-24-06, 08:17 PM
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Christopher Penn found dead in an apartment

Just heard on the radio Christopher Penn was found dead in an Santa Monica apartment. Apparently from reports he was dead for several days. Trying to find confirmation on the internet.

http://www.10news.com/entertainment/...201252006&ts=H



'Reservoir Dogs,' 'Footloose' Actor Chris Penn Found Dead

POSTED: 8:49 pm PST January 24, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- Actor Chris Penn, brother of Sean Penn, was found dead at his Santa Monica condominium, authorities said.

Santa Monica police discovered the actor's body at his first-floor residence around 4 p.m., Lt. Frank Fabrega said. Police said he was 40 but several celebrity Web sites list his age as 43. There were no obvious signs of foul play, Fabrega said. Autopsy results were pending.

"The Penn family would appreciate the media's respect of their privacy during this difficult time," Mara Buxbaum, Sean Penn's publicist, said in a statement.

Penn's body was discovered in a bed inside the residence, located in a four-story complex near the beach on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, said Capt. Ed Winter of the county coroner's office. Authorities were called to the condominium complex by Penn's housekeeper, Winter said.

On Tuesday night, actor Martin Sheen left the condominium complex from a rear exit with two older women but did not comment.

Chris Penn's credits included "Mulholland Falls," "Rumble Fish," "All the Right Moves," "Footloose" and "Rush Hour." He also played Nice Guy Eddie Cabot in the 1992 Quentin Tarantino crime drama "Reservoir Dogs."

Although he was not as well known or praised as his brother Sean, critics said he often was underrated. "Just as talented as Sean -- just a lot less cocky," Slate magazine critic Cintra Wilson wrote of him last year. He "makes you seamlessly believe in characters so much you barely even notice them."

A bar on New York's Lower East Side called "Nice Guy Eddie's" was named for his performance in "Reservoir Dogs." Penn attended the opening and mixed easily with patrons, said David McWater, the bar owner and an acquaintance of the actor.

"He was real nice approachable, just one of the guys. He wasn't standoffish, not trying to be star," McWater said.

Penn's late father, Leo Penn, directed television shows. His mother, Eileen Ryan, is an actress whose credits include "I Am Sam," "Magnolia" and "Parenthood." And his brother is musician Michael Penn.

Chris Penn's latest film, "The Darwin Awards," was scheduled to premiere Wednesday at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Old 01-24-06, 08:21 PM
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Didn't know the name, but IMDB told me he was Nice Guy Eddie from Reservior dogs.

I don't know if he's dead, though.
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Wow. Bummer.
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haven't found any news items yet.


Edit:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11014546/

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If true, that sucks. He always brought a great manic quality to his characters. While more famous for other roles (and with a lot more weight), he'll always be Willard Hewitt to me.

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http://www.accesshollywood.com/news/...ss=ah&psp=news

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?se...ent&id=3843191

What a shame
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Woah, Sean will prob. take this hard. Last movie I remember him in was Rush Hour. Too bad. R.I.P.
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Wow, that sucks.
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Holy shit.
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Nothing like notifying the immediate family first before posting all over the Internet.

Shame.
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Damn, pretty crazy...
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Oh no. No, no no no no no no...
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Too bad. I liked him.
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I was watching "Dinner For Five" and heard Peter Berg (Saying of Chris) that he was always one performance away from getting an Oscar nom. I also believed that.

RIP
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Dammit, my favorite of the Penns is dead.
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Good actor. Sad to hear.
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Damn. I just watched "The Wild Life" not too long ago. He was great in that movie.

RIP
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Any big outlets running this yet?
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thats so messed up... he was in rush hour, corky and other movie.... what a freaking shame
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this sucks. Chris Penn was one of my favorites.

Not a very good last few months for our favorite character acters is it?
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Whoa. This is the first I've heard this.
Something (Starsky & Hutch?) was just on the other day, and I was pointing out to the wife that he was the guy in Footloose.
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Aww, not Nice Guy! Great actor, underrated, though I'm sure he'll be missed in death.
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Too bad.I really liked him as an actor.
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Wow. I just watched an episode of Entourage with him on it last night.
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Originally Posted by Shilex
Woah, Sean will prob. take this hard. Last movie I remember him in was Rush Hour. Too bad. R.I.P.
Last saw him in Starksy and Hutch...and also a guest appearence on Entourage kicking Johnny Drama's ass.

RIP Chris!

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